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In 28% no markers were demonstrable. Lymphoblastic lymphomas exhibit some heterogeneity of their membrane surface markers. Receptors for sheep erythrocytes (E) were found in 50% of cases, as were receptors for complement (42%). In 25% of cases these two markers were present simultaneously, and in four cases (33%) neither marker was identified. However, the invariable presence of terminal deoxynudeotidyl transferase activity links all of these tumors to lymphoblasts and suggests that they represent different stages in thymic or T-cell differentiation.
The answer to whether or not chemotherapy should be given after radiotherapy in this patient group will have to await further studies of adequately staged patients. Total Body Irradiation. One other method of delivering radiotherapy to patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphomas is total body irradiation (TBI) (18-22). This method, as its name implies, does not direct the radiotherapy beam to only lymph node bearing areas, but rather delivers relatively low dose (100-500 rads) irradiation to the entire patient.
One of the "null" cell cases was studied for TdT both by a biochemical assay (40) and by indirect immunofluorescence (53). Although the biochemical study showed a positive result, this positivity failed to be confirmed by the immunofluorescent study (53). Since, in a series of over 50 cases, this case is the only one in which the immunofluorescent assay failed to confirm the biochemical assay (54), we believe the positivity of this case for TdT must be viewed with caution. SUMMARY The study of malignant lymphomas for membrane surface markers and enzyme histochemical features often permits the identification of the cytogeneology of the neoplastic cells.